Skip to main content

About your Search

Search Results 0 to 3 of about 4 (some duplicates have been removed)
Jul 12, 2011 9:00pm EDT
boehnor, eric canton, mitch mcconnell, jon kyl, collectively they passed 19 votes during the bush administration to raise the debt ceiling, just those four guys. raising the debt ceiling is not something that usually has a big fight over it. sometimes it does, sometimes part of congress tries to leverage this vote because it's something that absolutely has to pass. in the same way crafty politicians will sometimes attach unrelated things to the pentagon budget because the pentagon budget everybody agrees has to pass, in that same way, politicians in the past tried to attach things to the debt ceilings. they not only failed, they so misunderstood the dynamics of their own party, john boehnor is so bad at his job, a political pundit at 9:00 p.m. on nbc, using this as a metaphor of what just happened to them. the breeze helps, i think. republicans blew it. they totally, utterly, 100% blew it, and today they had to essentially surrender. >> republicans senate leader mitch mcconnell presented. >> after weeks and months of fighting about it, senate republicans today proposed allowing pr
Jul 1, 2011 4:00am EDT
're beginning to see that now with people like jon huntsman and mitt romney talking about afghanistan, and president obama having gotten bin laden, he can overcome the democrats we are defense thing that has haunted him for a while. i think yowlver those two things coming together to have some meaningful reductions and you have the deficit reduction commission. and senator simpson talked about cutting $1 million in the next decade. >> in terms of the bin laden raid, it will be immensely consequenceal. we assume in terms of security concerns. that was a small operation in a town where we don't have ground troops. how much does the success of that familiar operation factor into these discussions? can i have a -- i guess a wide term in terms of the different levels of the budget levels and the rate that affects? >> the budget for the command that got to bin laden is about $11 billion in a $700 billion budget. what this shows is you don't have to invade countries, try to overthrow the regimes, transform the societies to protect our security. that's the lesson of getting bin laden. even se
Search Results 0 to 3 of about 4 (some duplicates have been removed)